By early 2020, solely two of the distinctive Denver Tavern bars and consuming locations will keep open, with 5 others closed for good or slated for reworking and rebranding.
Tavern Platt Park on South Pearl Street will close Tuesday, Dec. 31, BusinessDen reported Monday. Owner Frank Schultz provided the setting up at 1475 S. Pearl St. earlier this month for $4 million.
Next up, the Tech Center Tavern location will shutter in February and reopen sometime in the summertime after rebranding as Otra Vez Cantina.
Schultz suggested The Denver Post this fall that his Tavern thought was not solely rising outdated nonetheless coping with enterprise challenges like rising property taxes, gradual labor shortage and the prospect of a minimal wage hike starting in the new 12 months.
Schultz closed Tavern Downtown in addition to the neighboring Cowboy Lounge in October. Last month, Denver City Council approved the minimal wage to enhance to $12.85 in 2020 and $15.87 in 2022.
The present spate of Tavern closures began with the Wash Park location, which closed in 2018. The Tavern Uptown has been shuttered for renovation since 2016. Schultz says he would love to reopen it as a Tavern, which opened in 2002 as a result of it was the mannequin’s first location.
But it is going to seemingly be modernized like Schultz’s newer concepts, Otra Vez and Whiskey Tango Foxtrot. For now, the remaining Tavern areas in Littleton and Lowry are open.